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Oddities News Archive - June 14, 2008

By The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) - A weedy sea dragon at the Georgia Aquarium has something to celebrate this Father's Day. One of the rare creatures is pregnant for only the third time ever at a U.S. aquarium, officials said.

By Melody McDonald, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jun. 14--FORT WORTH -- Two military men and two other bystanders took down a bank robber Friday after he tried to carjack two women outside a Wells Fargo bank in far north Fort Worth.

A RARE sea dragon at the Georgia Aquarium has something to celebrate this Father's Day - he's pregnant with 70 fertilised eggs. (c) 2008 Daily Mirror. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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